a practical joke in which a match, inserted surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe, is lighted and allowed to burn down.
Informal. to go in great haste; walk or run hurriedly or rapidly (often followed by it): to hotfoot it to the bus stop.
with great speed in going; in haste.
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How to use hotfoot in a sentence
A mouthful of this noxious mess and the offender succumbs or hotfoots it to a different plant.Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 90: Something Green | Anne Biklé & David R. Montgomery | September 23, 2020 | Nautilus
Several hours had elapsed since he had entered hotfoot to see her; and the day was beginning to wane.The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
Well for the king that they had no change of steeds, but had ridden hotfoot after him from the battlefield.Wulfric the Weapon Thane | Charles W. Whistler
I have shown merely whither circumstantial evidence leads us when we go hotfoot after a theory.The Boy Scouts Book of Stories | Various
Guessing what had happened, Operator Green dashed out hotfoot in pursuit.The Grammar School Boys of Gridley | H. Irving Hancock
Returning hotfoot, she found Finn immovable beside the mouth of the cave, a formidable sentry.Jan | A. J. Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for hotfoot
with all possible speed; quickly
to move quickly
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